Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST2000DL003

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Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST2000DL003

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  • A unique 5900-RPM speed delivers faster performance than 5400-RPM drives
  • Seagate SmartAlign technology provides the benefits of the new Advanced Format 4K sector standard without the hassles – not utilities, no extra steps
  • Plenty of capacity for storage-hungry applications
  • The SATA 6Gb/s interface and 64MB cache maximize performance, especially in cache-intensive applications
  • Best-Fit Applications include: High-capacity desktop storage, Direct Attached Storage devices – USB/Firewire/eSata, Network Attached Storage devices and Windows storage servers, PCs

Barracuda Green hard drives from Seagate save you time. The fastest green drive performance offered with SmartAlign technology for Advanced Format means your drive performs faster and makes the transition to 4K sector technology a snap! Save energy, go fast and skip the software utilities required by other Advanced Format drives. With Barracuda Green hard drives you get fast performance, cool quiet operation and no-hassle integration. It’s the green power drive that won’t slow you down.
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Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST2000DL003

Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST2000DL003

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  1. 199 of 207 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Caution on Seagate drives lifespan, September 18, 2011
    By 
    Mark James
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    This review is from: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST2000DL003 (Personal Computers)

    I have bought/sold Seagate drives for 25 years. I have recommended Seagate for most of those years. I am in the storage business and have a lot of direct experience with drives.

    The problem I am discovering is a greatly reduced reliability in Seagate 1.5 and 2TB disks. I currently have about a dozen 2TB Seagates in active use. 7 of them are beginning to fail, in under 4,000 hours of use. These are disks which were burned in by certifying them for about 3 days with an intensive read/write pattern, to eliminate early failure disks. In the general disk population, I have also seen a high failure rate. This is unacceptable.

    Google performed a study using over 100,000 disks a few years back. Google found statistical differences in failure rates between manufacturers, that they did not publish. They also noted that “enterprise” drives did not result in longer lifespans. They found NO correlation between heavy duty or light duty use in failure. What Google did report was that a handful of SMART parameters could be used to predict drives that would soon fail. Among these are reallocated sectors. Once a drive begins reallocating, they generally fail within 6 months or less. There are SMART utilities which are starting to implement this knowledge and alerting users to predicted failures.

    For a long time, Seagate was the premium brand of hard drives, along with Hitachi. They may still be. However, this failure rate on the 1.5 and 2TB drives, in addition to the major firmware flaw on the 1.5TB drives (Many customers lost data on the 1.5TB drives, where drives suddenly failed from a firmware flaw), makes me very cautious on Seagate now.

    I am recommending Hitachi for now, they will cost a little more, but until more data is in, be alert if Seagates are installed and perhaps avoid them in servers and mission critical installations. I have no data yet on the 3TB drives.

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  2. 101 of 103 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Drive, Great Performance, But……Watch out……, March 26, 2011
    By 
    ShopperGuy1234 “ShopperGuy1234” (Virginia Beach, VA) –

    This review is from: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST2000DL003 (Personal Computers)

    In my server, I have 6 2TB drives installed, in 3 sets of RAID 1 configuration. I wanted to replace 2 of the old drives with these ones.
    I purchased and installed and immediately noticed that on Power ON, it would take few seconds for my Server to reach POST screen, which is surprising. I have 850W power supply, and 2 video cards, but still have plenty of spare power capacity left.
    So I disconnected these 2 new drives, and guess what, system immediately comes to POST on power up.
    I did some research and found that this model drives draws more power on start up. Once started, they behave nicely, just the initial power ON current draw is higher than other drives. Long story short, I swapped the drives from my NAS enclosure to my server and installed these 2 drives in my NAS.

    PROS:
    1) whopping 64MB cache….!!!!
    2) Fast SATA 6Gb/s interface
    3) Sustained high data transfer rate, (recreating RAID was much faster on these drives)
    4) Light weight since it has only 3 platters
    5) Runs cool, even with sustained data in/out operation
    6) Quiet, even when transferring, reading/writing data
    7) Cheap

    CONS:
    1) Higher start-up current draw
    2) 4K sector size, which may or may not be a problem for you, depending on your application, OS etc.
    3) Only 3 year warranty

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  3. 48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Terrific, fast, very quiet, February 12, 2011
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    This review is from: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST2000DL003 (Personal Computers)

    I purchased four of these to replace four 500gb SATA 2 drives by the same manufacturer in a Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ machine. While I cannot attest to the new SATA 3 (6 gb/sec) speeds (the ReadyNAS is SATA 2), the new firmware from Netgear required me to do a factory reset on the device, and upon boot it recognized the new 4k format being used by this drive. After the drives were striped and the volume redundant, I was able to copy about a terabyte of data off my local machine in about 12 hours (with breaks in between).

    The new drives run cooler than the old 500’s, are amazingly quiet, and fast– so far I’m quite impressed with their performance (especially with the 64mb cache). While I haven’t seen their long-term viability yet, I’m pleasantly surprised by how well they work.

    Bjorn3d has a good review of the drive here:

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